The Taiwanese epic "Warriors of the Rainbow: Seediq Bale" has been acquired for U.K. distribution by Optimum Releasing.
Optimum Releasing, the U.K. arm of StudioCanal, has promoted Alison Meese to head of U.K. acquisitions.
Vivendi-owned StudioCanal is taking one more step toward European studio status, rebranding its U.K. and German subsids Optimum Releasing and Kinowelt with its own moniker.
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No Good Deed
No Good Deed1Daily:$1.8M Cumulative:$27.7M Sony / Screen Gems 13.13%
Guardians of the Galaxy
Guardians of the Galaxy2Daily:$778,903 Cumulative:$307.3M Disney 34.56%
Dolphin Tale 2
Dolphin Tale 23Daily:$703,203 Cumulative:$17.1M Warner Brothers 34.59%
Maggie Gyllenhaal has signed up to topline Eric Howell's supernatural thriller "Voice From the Stone," which K5 International is selling here in Cannes.
U.K. distrib Optimum Releasing announced a slew of fresh acquisitions repping a variety of big-star pics.
Optimum Releasing founder and CEO Will Clarke is leaving after 11 years to start a media company with longtime business partner Paul Higgins.
U.K.-based distrib-turned-producer Optimum Releasing has continued its buying spree by announcing a slate of nine acquisitions.
Brit shingle Big Talk has inked a co-financing and co-production pact with U.K. distrib and producer Optimum Releasing.
When indie Brit distrib Revolver announced it was launching a standalone production arm earlier this September, it became the latest U.K. distrib to move into the world of film production.
Optimum Releasing has picked up all U.K. rights to Sally Potter's "Yes" from GreeneStreet Films, Greg Whiteley's docu "New York Doll" from Cinetic Media and Erich Breuer's "The Holy Beast" from…